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Photos published Dec.18

Submitted by Gunnery Sgt. William Dixon. Combat Logistics 2, Landing Support Marines prepares to lift a two-and-a-half-ton truck during a combat helicopter support team mission at Al Asad Air Base. Daily missions here at Al Asad are never routine. Working at the flight lines Arrival Departure Air Control Group (A/DACG) is a very serious and busy job. All branches of U.S. forces comprise this team and are true professionals in their fields. I am proud to be the Staff Noncommissioned Officer in Charge of this section.Submitted by Spc. Janet Nielsen of 226 Quartermaster Company in Camp Taji, Iraq. Sgt. Matthew Burbank, 101st Airborne and Miltary Working Dog Kitchy take time out from searching vehicles at Taji’s gunner gate to get something to drink.Submitted by Sean Murphy. I took this one while waiting for a convoy to roll out. I thought it was cool to see her as a convoy guard. Who says there can’t be females in combat?Submitted by LCpl Jeremy Carr of Combat Logistics Battalion 2. At Al Asad Air Base in Iraq, Gunnery Sgt. William Dixon serves a piece of birthday cake to Sgt Matthew Suber at the 230th Marine Corps’ Birthday cake-cutting ceremony.See last week’s submissions to Your View

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